CAPZA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CAPZA has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

CAPZA’s most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and distribution (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (35%). In total, CAPZA has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired The Flexitallic Group for $507M.

In the last 3 years, CAPZA has exited 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (78%). CAPZA’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold The Flexitallic Group for $507M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity99
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 6

CAPZA

103 rue de Grenelle,
Paris, 75007
France
+33 (0)1 42 60 38 05
www.capzanine.com
contact@capzanine.com

Capzanine is a provider of equity and junior capital to small and medium-sized unlisted French companies. Capzanine does not have any sector preferences and looks to invest in companies valued from €20 to €400 million. Capzanine was formed in 2004 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Restaurants, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 400
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 47 3 4 8 2 - 64
vol $406M $406M
Sell (3.2/yr) # 19 3 4 5 4 - 35
vol $890M $23M $913M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nexeya SAS 2019-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Chatenay-Malabry, France · www.nexeya.com
Audensiel Technologies 2019-09-11 - Stake Purchase
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.audensiel.com
Groupe Saint Aubin 2019-07-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paray-le-Monial, France · www.svz.fr
Cesacap SAS 2019-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.cesa-groupe.com
Groupe Moving 2019-02-26 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.groupemoving.fr
Finance Active SA 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.financeactive.com
Opteven 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
Dorsia 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Barcelona, Spain · www.dorsia.es
Eva Fertility 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Madrid, Spain · www.evafertilityclinics.com
Origen 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Spain
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Datawords 2011-09-21 87 Seconds SA 2018-07-10 1
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Brusssels, Belgium · www.87seconds.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (7%) - 7 (10%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Information Technology 3 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 225M (25%)
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (4%) -
Food 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Packaging 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) 507M (87%) 2 (3%) 507M (56%)
Communications - - 2 (3%) 102M (11%)
Leisure 2 (7%) 79M (13%) 2 (3%) 79M (9%)
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Marketing - - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (3%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 $586M 67 $913M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 22 (79%) 586M (100%) 59 (88%) 913M (100%)
Spain 3 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
United States 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Italy 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 $586M 67 $913M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (39%) - 28 (42%) -
Secondary Buyout 9 (32%) 586M (100%) 23 (34%) 913M (100%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 7 (10%) -
Growth Capital 5 (18%) - 6 (9%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) -
Venture 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 $586M 67 $913M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 27 (77%) 890M (98%)
Trade Sale 4 (11%) -
Sold to Management 2 (6%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (3%) 23M (2%)
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $913M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Natixis
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
SJ Berwin LLP
1
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $834M
< $100M 1 $79M
TOTAL $913M
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $890M
< $100M 1 $23M
TOTAL $913M
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
97%
29 97%
Strategic(s)
3%
1 3%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
89%
41 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
5 11%

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